It’s no secret, spending time with friends is good for you! But did you know that plants have friends too? Placing compatible plants next to each other allows them to benefit the company. This strategy, known as companion planting, helps deter pests, increase the yield of your veggies and improve flavor. So garden with future meals in mind! Here is a list of plants that prefer to be neighbors in the garden and at your table.
With the recent April showers (and sunny days just around the corner), we’re all eager to get our hands in the ground and finally start gardening. But not so fast! Let’s take a quick look around backyard to make sure your garden is fully prepped to receive new plants. Here are three last minute to-do’s before digging in.
Is it possible to get 300 lbs of tomatoes off 4 plants in one 4ft x 4ft raised bed? Is it possible to grow huge tomatoes in Nevada? Totally doable! Even if you’re not a seasoned green thumb. Even if you DON’T have a greenhouse.
Oh yes, it’s April in Northern Nevada … well, technically it’s April everywhere. But, this month always bring furrowed eyebrows to the faces of gardeners in and around Northern Nevada. Why? Because it’s a time of gambling, sort of.
With Full Circle Soils & Compost, starting seeds indoors is easy (and largely fool proof).
In this brief video, Farmer Craig shows how easy it can be to start seeds in a recycled egg carton. Let’s sow some quinoa seeds!
Full Circle Soils and Compost has been partnered with Mother Earth for over 20 years. That kind of longevity gets noticed! Recently, the University of Nevada and the Reno News & Review have been so kind to share some kind words about the earth-friendly stuff we’re up to these days. We sincerely appreciate the coverage and thought you might like to see what they had to say.
We’ve been posting a lot about sprouting your own seeds and how it’s done. At this point, you know it’s easy. So, what’s stopping you? Is it the task of heading down to your local nursery or hardware store to purchase a seed tray? Well, that excuse is about to fly out the window.
If you’re thinking of establishing a lush lawn around your home, business, favorite restaurant, barn, hot tub or any other area, you’re in the right place. And, because we are blooming into early spring as we speak, you’re also in the right time. Simply speaking, the two best times of the year to start a lawn are early spring and early fall. Outside of those two times you risk either a frozen ground or temperatures that are too hot to keep your new lawn from drying out.
In case you missed it, Full Circle Soils & Compost was featured in BioCycle Magazine! Below we’ve republished Dan Emerson‘s in-depth article on the history, progress, and real “dirt” on our family business. We’re grateful to Dan and the folks at BioCycle for featuring us and hope they know they can swing by our place for some fresh tomatoes (and maybe even some tasty jams) any time!
Winter means many things to many people. Shredding “gnar-gnar fluff-fluff” up on the ski hill … powering through HBO series to catch up with society … working your way through whatever goodies you canned back at harvest time … just to name a few. And that’s all fun and games. But when you’re into growing healthy and happy, winter pretty much means one thing:
- Winter is Coming! Winterize Your Soil This Fall for a Plant-happy Spring.
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